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O.P. « 2011-Nov-10, 06:31 AM »
How many of you have an interest in UK racing? If you do what are your favourite UK races?

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« 2011-Nov-10, 09:31 AM Reply #1 »
Ayr Gold Cup
Cambridgeshire Hcp
Challenge Cup
Ebor handicap
Johns Smith's Silver Cup
Northumberland Plate
Portland Stakes
Royal Hunt Cup
Stewards Cup
Totesport Mile
Wokingham Stakes.



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« 2011-Nov-10, 02:45 PM Reply #2 »
I do, but on that list, only the Ebor from a Melbourne Spring carnival perspective.  I much prefer the set weight classics. 

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« 2011-Nov-10, 03:19 PM Reply #3 »
I would add

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Most of the rest of the Cheltenham festival.

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« 2011-Nov-10, 06:19 PM Reply #4 »
Ayr Gold Cup
Cambridgeshire Hcp
Challenge Cup
Ebor handicap
Johns Smith's Silver Cup
Northumberland Plate
Portland Stakes
Royal Hunt Cup
Stewards Cup
Totesport Mile
Wokingham Stakes.



no epsom derby authorized? i find it exciting.

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« 2011-Nov-10, 10:30 PM Reply #5 »
From a punting perspective I prefer the classics and WFA events but from a spectacle, to watch fields of 30+ is amazing.

Hopefully when they fix the Tote numbers to unlimited we can see 30+ thundering down the straight in the Lightnings, Newmarkets and Salingers.

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« 2011-Nov-12, 08:49 PM Reply #6 »
Anyone have any thoughts on the jumps from Cheltenham tonight?

Will the full races be shown on Sky?

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« 2011-Nov-12, 10:14 PM Reply #7 »
Anyone have any thoughts on the jumps from Cheltenham tonight?

Will the full races be shown on Sky?

They should be but the dimwits at Sky close Skyworld so there WILL be clashes with Greyville.

HOPELESS

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« 2011-Nov-12, 10:16 PM Reply #8 »
 emthdown

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« 2011-Nov-12, 10:33 PM Reply #9 »
According to the schedule where there is a clash Greyville is on1 and Cheltenham on 2.

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« 2011-Nov-12, 10:37 PM Reply #10 »
I will take Ozeta in the first then  :clap2:

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« 2011-Nov-12, 10:39 PM Reply #11 »
519 is closed from 1am.

1.35 and 2.10am clashes.

If Greyville do not jump on time how much the big jumps races will we miss.

Skyworld should be opened for business 24 hours a day. I am sure there is a race somewhere.

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« 2011-Nov-12, 11:26 PM Reply #12 »
Gave a sight but she really dropped out towards the end.

Chicago Grey in the second.

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« 2011-Nov-12, 11:29 PM Reply #13 »
Gloriam in the next from Lingfield.

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« 2011-Nov-13, 12:06 AM Reply #14 »
Looking for something that doesn't settle in 7 lengths off the last horse in the Gold Cup.

Will hope that is Wishful Thinking.

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« 2011-Nov-13, 12:18 AM Reply #15 »
Hunters Light will lose that race for sure.

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« 2011-Nov-13, 01:53 AM Reply #16 »
Ayr Gold Cup
Cambridgeshire Hcp
Challenge Cup
Ebor handicap
Johns Smith's Silver Cup
Northumberland Plate
Portland Stakes
Royal Hunt Cup
Stewards Cup
Totesport Mile
Wokingham Stakes.



What about the Goodwood Cup and Gold Cup...I also like the Fillies mile for a short and interesting race.

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« 2011-Nov-30, 08:30 PM Reply #17 »
Just watching Off The Rails and after it was over Racing Round the World came on and something I think I saw (surely my eyes deceived me??) that surprised me, a hurdle race (won by Big Bucks) was a Group 2 race?? Hurdles are Group races was that right?? was it a mistake?? why would a hurdle race be a Group Race?? Do they specifically breed hurdlers?? What a great Idea if it is true!! the only thing they do better than us, why do we pick out all the things they do wrong and Copy them and when they do something right we ignore it??

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« 2011-Nov-30, 10:00 PM Reply #18 »
Seriously Jim you do surprise me sometimes.

They have a Jumping industry that is totally and utterly independent of Flat racing.

The biggest, The Grand National has grade 3 status.

Their Jumps racing is massive, some races have two horses in them some have 30+

They have superior racing across the board.

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« 2011-Nov-30, 10:27 PM Reply #19 »
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« 2011-Dec-02, 07:49 PM Reply #21 »
Seriously Jim you do surprise me sometimes.

They have a Jumping industry that is totally and utterly independent of Flat racing.

The biggest, The Grand National has grade 3 status.

Their Jumps racing is massive, some races have two horses in them some have 30+

They have superior racing across the board.

Ah the Grand National - the one race where EVERYONE in the UK bets on horseracing!

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« 2011-Dec-02, 07:50 PM Reply #22 »
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Damn you tube embedding cancelled! Ill have to pop over there and relive some highlights now!!

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« 2011-Dec-04, 11:37 AM Reply #23 »
Why do I surprise you asking about English Hurdle racing?? I have never professed to having any knowledge( and little interest) of English racing of any kind, even less knowledge of their hurdle racing, I was just surprised that they call hurdles Group Racing,  this indicates that the Breeding industry has an interest in Jumps racing and actually breeds Jumpers??? I wish it was the same in Australia, that would be the only thing they do better than us, I mean until we got "Group racing status" now we are way behind in practically everything, why do we copy all their bad ideas and not their best ideas??

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« 2011-Dec-04, 01:57 PM Reply #24 »
Jim,

Just to clarify.  They have a completely separate list of classifications for jumps races (known as national Hunt racing).  The biggest events are at Grade 1, such as the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and World hurdle (all at the Cheltenham festival).  The Grand National is a Grade 3, as handicaps can't be classified any higher.  While they do breed horses specifically for jumping, I am not sure how many actual jumping sires there are, as most of the jumpers, like here, are geldings.


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